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‘I’d rather quit my job than blow the whistle on GP colleagues again’


In answer to 10.51 MPS advice was that I had no choice but to report my concerns or risk my own GMC registration. No other advice was offered. GMC and PCT involved in the investigation and did not offer me any support. There was a perceived conflict of interest. RCGP- what support, I am unaware that they give individual help, but happy to be corrected. LMC were involved and gave us legal/ partnership advice. This was very limited in time and scope. I did contact the BMA counselling service who were very sympathetic but could only offer me telephone counselling on the condition that I called them at 10 am on a weekday. As I was working 13 hour days just to keep afloat this was difficult. IDF is suitable for private doctors, not NHS. What I needed was the same statutory protection from financial loss, bullying and victimisation that an employee has and for my distress to be taken seriously rather than ignored. In some cases this might mean removing a whistleblower from a practice To 6.09 I am sorry to hear you we're the victim of a factious allegation. I am sure the process must have been just as stressful for you and assume that you were cleared in the investigation. I also hope you got more support than I did.

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20 Jun 2013

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